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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 07.1 October 1995

The Red Kite Re-introduction Project in Britain – Progress so far and future plans

By - Ian Carter, Ian Evans, Nicola Crockford

The Red Kite, Milvus milvus, was formerly a common sight flying over much of the British countryside and even in some towns and cities. For a long time it was welcomed by city-dwellers, as its habitat of scavenging street refuse was seen as a useful way of reducing the threat to humans from various undesirable diseases. In the countryside it was less welcomed, as it was considered, along with many other birds of prey, a threat to livestock and game.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist